We, as a society, have lost touch with the value of stillness. We mistakenly call it idleness or laziness or wasted time, and we avoid it at all costs, especially if anybody's watching. But stillness is as necessary as air. Eastern philosophies know this, and a few western ones -- Kierkegaard said, "Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good."
From quiet stillness comes wisdom. Understanding. Creativity. When we put away all the clutter in our minds, in the clean space, magic happens. The human mind is vastly complex and we may never understand all of its capabilities. We're certainly not going to figure it out if we're busy all the time.
My favorite time of day is sunrise. Watching the world lighten into day, when all is quiet, is a magical time. My coffee, my thoughts, and nothing else. I resist the urge to make the day's lists and fight the ingrained messages about productivity so I can reach the place of stillness in my mind from whence my inspiration comes.
May you find stillness today.